People all over the world are making their New Year's resolutions for themselves, all with means of improving their overall life and happiness. As you and your family are ultimately the most valuable thing you have in your life, the second would likely be your home. A house is generally the largest asset in which a person owns. Since it is of such high importance, maybe you should consider some New Year's resolutions that will improve the overall enjoyment and well-being of the place your family calls home.
1. Trim the Fat – purge in your home that is
Based on this being the number one resolution made by Americans year after year, it would do well to do the same with the physical inventory in your home. Purge each closet, drawer and the garage to rid your home of unnecessary items that take up space and cause clutter. By getting these things out of the house through donation or selling, you will free up space in your home for the things you actually need and enjoy.
2. Save More Money – routine inspection/maintenance
This is always at the top of the list of resolutions as well. There are many ways in which you can prepare your home to help you save more money. Shrinking your bills by using less gas or electricity is one way to start the savings.
Greater savings can come from a home inspector making a routine visit to make sure that your home is free from potential dangers. Risks such as leaky roofs, foundations or windows that go unnoticed can cause thousands of dollars to fix. Having an annual home inspection allows you to catch issues as they arise instead of having to deal with water damage or rotting walls in the future. Ultimately, this will save you large amounts of money in the long run.
3. Live a Healthier Lifestyle – the air you breathe
Living a healthy lifestyle is sure to enhance a person’s overall well being. Starting with an activity that you do every moment of every day is probably the most effective place to start. That activity is breathing.
Have your home checked for radon, which is a colorless and odorless gas that causes many cases of lung cancer each year, as a first step towards that healthier lifestyle you desire. Home inspectors can also check homes for other potentially harmful gases that leak into homes and help you get the resources you need if your home is at risk.
4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest – increase the enjoyment in your home
The forth and final New Year's Resolution is to enjoy your life, and your home, to the fullest. Just about everybody has a list of improvements that they would like to see accomplished for their property. Even if you are unable to make the large improvements this year, just start making the small ones. Things such as a fresh coat of paint, a new mirror in the bathroom or a flower bed in the backyard. Each small improvement helps to make your space more enjoyable for you and your family.
When it comes to the turning of a new page in the calendar, 2016 has twelve whole months worth of possibilities. All four of these New Year's resolutions for your home are very practical and doable throughout the coming year. Instead of trying to accomplish them all at once, split them up and place them in your calendar. This way you are far more likely to succeed at accomplishing your 2016 household goals.
Should you have any questions about your home inspection needs or maintenance that can be done in your home each year, feel free to reach out. We would be happy to come by for an annual inspection to keep your home in tip top shape. Schedule your home inspection today!